Best Psychedelic Music Festivals to Check Out in 2023

2023 is going to be psychedelic. Check out 31 of our most anticipated psychedelic-friendly music festivals and events planned this year.

By Connor McElroy Last Updated: January 16, 2024
Last Updated: January 16, 2024

Psychedelic music festivals are fantastic places to expand your mind, gather with thousands of like-minded people, and experience the sounds, lights, and vibes of the psychedelic music genre.

Whether you’re a longtime festival-goer or a new fan of psychedelic music, this year’s festival season won’t disappoint. The festivals on this list are some of the biggest psychedelic techno, psytrance, and psychospiritual gatherings in the world.

Most of these events are set in nature, so make sure to leave no trace — take home what you bring in.

These are the psychedelic music festivals we’ll be looking at:

  1. Groove & Bass Festival
  2. Sacred Earth Open-Air
  3. Eclipse Festival
  4. Future Forest
  5. Quadrivium
  6. Tlālōcān Open-Air
  7. Xibalba
  8. Waldfrieden Wonderland
  9. Boomtown Fair
  10. OZORA Festival
  11. VooV Experience
  12. Psy-Fi Festival
  13. Rainbow Serpent
  14. Boom Festival
  15. Shambhala Music Festival
  16. Burning Man
  17. Coachella
  18. Lollapalooza
  19. Treefort Music Festival
  20. Envision Festival
  21. Esoteric Festival
  22. Jungle Dreaming Festival
  23. Koh Pha-Ngan Full Moon Party
  24. Transahara The Dunes: Awaken
  25. Ikarus Festival
  26. Psychedelic Experience Festival
  27. Earth Garden
  28. WOMAD Festival
  29. Indian Spirit Festival
  30. Free Earth Festival
  31. Tribal Gathering

List of Music Festivals 2023

There are few places as freeing as music festivals. Psychedelic music festivals can be even more liberating — with more than just music on offer.

While any event centered around music and art is usually a good place to engage with psychedelics, the quintessential psytrance music festival — usually involving a few nights camping — is considered the holy grail of the psychedelic experience.

Below are some of the biggest and best psychedelic-friendly music festivals around the world.

Please note: Psychedelics are illegal in most parts of the world, and while many festivals turn a blind eye to illicit drug use, there’s still an inherent risk to attending or taking drugs at these events. It’s also common to see a police presence at these events, but they generally only step in if they see people “selling” drugs.

Groove & Bass Festival 2023

  • Genre: Techo, Bass, Psytrance, & More
  • Organizer: Groove and Bass
  • Dates: June 29 – July 04, 2023
  • Cost: $190 – $300
  • Location: 17 Chemin Wilson, Bryson, Québec, Canada
  • Notes: Bring food & drinks — no glasses permitted

Ready for a week filled with community workshops, art shows, and all sorts of psychedelic music in the beautiful backdrop of the Quebec forestland?

The Groove & Bass Festival is just an hour from Ottawa, making it easy for the organizers to book tons of internationally-renowned headliners across several EDM genres.

Whether you like drum and bass, dark psy, techno, or something in between, you’ll find it at this community-centric festival.

This open-air festival brings you close to nature while providing psychedelic sound and light displays projected on canvas to send you on an “other-worldly music-induced trip.”

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Sacred Earth Open-Air 2023

  • Genre: Goa Trance, Psytrance, Neuro, Progressive Trance, Hi-Tech, Ambient, & More
  • Organizer: The Chilluminati
  • Dates: September 1 – 4, 2023
  • Cost: TBA
  • Location: Water Mountain, Belle, MO, United States
  • Notes: Bring cash, food, & alcohol. Prepare for tough camping

The Chilluminati have been throwing the Sacred Earth festival for 18 years, where a range of EDM plays, and the community connects over music, motion, light, and love.

This year, there will be multiple stages of world-class visuals, art, and musicians from all over the world. You’ll be able to experience genres such as Goa trance, psytrance, full-on, neuro, progressive trance, forest, hi-tech, ambient, PsyDM, world, downtempo, atmospheric, experimental, and “everything in between.”

This open-air festival is highly rated and well-established. It grows in size, sound, and immersiveness every year — this will be one to remember.

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Eclipse Festival 2023

  • Genre: Downtempo, Ambient, Psybass, Electronica, Psychill, Glitch, & More
  • Organizer: Eclipse Festival Canada
  • Dates: TBA
  • Cost: $240 – $325
  • Location: TBA (Canada)
  • Notes: Family-friendly camping area — free camping

With high-concept artwork, fire dancers, tons of musicians, and multiple food and drink vendors, you won’t get bored at the Eclipse Festival.

This year’s festival is yet to be announced, but the organizers will update festival-goers soon. There’s a theme for each year’s festival. Last year was “illumination” — we’re yet to hear what the theme for this year is.

More than just a music festival, this is a meeting for the community, complete with healing tents and dedicated grounding spaces. It’s a drug-free event open to families, including a complimentary family-friendly camping area.

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Future Forest 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Electronica
  • Organizer: Future Forest
  • Dates: August 4 – 7, 2023
  • Cost: $1210 – 310
  • Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Notes: Showers available, family-friendly camping area, plenty of vendors & musicians

Future Forest is back for its annual festival, featuring three stages with totally immersive displays. This festival has it all — a yoga village, art installations everywhere, hot showers, and beautiful surroundings with a river nearby.

You don’t have to worry about food or drink at this festival since plenty of vendors will be there. The lineup is yet to be decided, but the typical turnout is good, with over 140 musicians performing last year.

Tickets are sold in phases — the longer you wait, the more expensive they’ll be.

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Quadrivium 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Acid-Techno, & Downtempo/Bass
  • Organizer: The Chilluminati
  • Dates: March 18 – 19, 2023
  • Cost: $25 – $35
  • Location: The Miramar Theatre Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • Notes: Bring cash; admission is restricted to ages 21 and up

The Chilluminati has put on tons of psychedelic festivals over the past 17 years, bringing art, music, connection, and learning to the psytrance community.

The Quadrivium festival is a one-night, one-stage psychedelic music event that will take place in the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

It’s a multi-genre event focusing on the more psychedelic aspect of dance music. Expect six hours of psychedelic sound, lights, and dance. The artist line-up is yet to be decided, but Chilluminati will run the sound and lights.

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Tlālōcān Open-Air 2023

  • Genre: Experimental, Hi-Tech, Psycore, & Darkpsy
  • Organizer: In Psy We Trust Radio
  • Dates: March 10 – 13, 2023
  • Cost: $50 – $100
  • Location: Helendale, CA, United States
  • Notes: Bring plenty of water — no free water on site

Inspired by the Aztec spring paradise of the same name, Tlālōcān is an oasis where the psytrance never stops.

What began as one of the organizers’ birthday parties has turned into a ticketed festival featuring nonstop music all weekend. It falls on the new year — according to the Aztec calendar. You can expect desert camping, a chillout tea lounge, dance floor, food vendors, and a traditional Aztec new year flag-burning ceremony complete with fireworks.

This year, surprise international headliners have been announced, and the organizers have said, “trust us, it’s going to be a great lineup.” Details of the exact lineup will be announced soon.

Bring your tent or RV and plenty of water for drinking and cooking to the location disclosed when you buy your ticket. If you want to wear blue, you’ll blend right in with the other festival-goers.

Tickets are selling out fast and are sold in tiers. The longer you wait, the higher the tier price gets.

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Xibalba 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance
  • Organizer: Subterranean Dwellers
  • Dates: March 24 – 27, 2023
  • Cost: $113 – $155
  • Location: Mojave Desert, CA, United States
  • Notes: Bring plenty of water; car/truck parking pass is $25 & RV parking pass is $75

It’s been seven years since the first Xibalba festival in Los Angeles. Every year Subterranean Dwellers make the festival bigger, better, and more immersive. This year’s festival will no doubt be one to remember.

There will be two stages at the event. The Labyrinth Stage will be dedicated to psytrance within its spectrum of eclectic sub-genres. The Sacred Portal Stage will feature Techno, House, and DnB. Respectively, you can pick your vibe or float between the two.

This is a completely open-air festival, so everyone has plenty of space to move around, chill, and dance. There will also be a community fire at the event — the organizers ask everyone to bring some wood to contribute to the blaze.

Make sure to bring a few changes of clothes. A pair of goggles won’t go a miss either since the Mojave Desert is known to be quite dusty.

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Waldfrieden Wonderland Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Progressive, Alternative-Electro, Techno, & Hi-Tech
  • Organizer: Waldfrieden
  • Dates: August 8 – 13, 2023
  • Cost: €119 – €139
  • Location: Stemwede, Osnabrück, Germany
  • Notes: No photos, no dogs, & obey “Forest Law” — more info here

Waldfrieden Wonderland is a huge psychedelic-inspired festival held in Germany. This year, they’ll be celebrating the 25th Wonderland festival — it’s going to be a big one.

This one is set in a German forest nature reserve; there will be three floors with stages playing different techno genres. The “Main Floor” will be psychedelic trance and progressive, the “Backyard Floor” will be alternative-electro/ techno, and the “Hill Top Floor” will be the outdoor forest hi-tech floor.

As well as a variety of music, there will be plenty of other things to do at Wonderland. A chill-out area, healing area, market area, organic food area, and performer stage will also be present at the festival and can be utilized by all festival-goers.

This is a well-thought-out event that attracts the right kind of people. There’s rarely any trouble, and most people have a similar mindset.

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Boomtown 2023

  • Genre: DnB, Psytrance, Techno, Jungle, Reggae, & More
  • Organizer: Boomtown Festival UK LTD.
  • Dates: August 9 – 13, 2023
  • Cost: £265 – £295
  • Location: Matterley Estate, Hampshire, England
  • Notes: Family-friendly camping area, car passes £35, campervan passes £135

Boomtown is a British music festival held in the Matterley Estate in the South Downs National Park. It has been going since 2009 and is massively popular among alternative communities.

The festival features some big names in music and several genres — DnB, psytrance, techno, jungle, and reggae, to name a few. There will be plenty of food and drinks vendors, various conferences concerned with environmental and societal issues, and yoga/ meditation tents. There will also be plenty of entertainment in the form of roaming fire-eaters, musicians, and professional dancers.

Boomtown is a massive hit in the UK. It’s the biggest alternative festival in England, and the yearly turnouts keep getting bigger and better. It happens over four days this year — starting on August 09. Make sure to get tickets quickly — they sell out fast.

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O.Z.O.R.A Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, DnB, Chill, & Much More
  • Organizer: Radio Ozora
  • Dates: July 31 – August 06, 2023
  • Cost: €180 – €290
  • Location: Dadpuszta, Hungary
  • Notes: Showers available, family-friendly camping area, plenty of vendors & musicians

The OZORA Festival is a huge psychedelic festival held in Hungary. This year, there will be five main stages: Ozora Stage, The Dome, Dragon Nest, Pumpui, and Ambyss — all playing different genres of “psychedelic-influenced music.”

This “psychedelic tribal gathering” has an official attendance of 30,000 people, but previous years have seen turnouts of well over 120,000 people. It’s one of the world’s largest gatherings of trance and psychedelic music.

This isn’t just a music festival — it’s a celebration of the arts. There’s so much to do at the OZORA Festival, from pottery and painting to healing and “sound hacking” (learning the art of tech-based media).

Tickets to this festival sell out fast, and at-the-gate prices can be excessive, so get in quick.

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VooV Experience 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Acid-Techno, & Progressive
  • Organizer: Voov Experience Team
  • Dates: July 21 – 24, 2023
  • Cost: €140
  • Location: Putlitz, Germany
  • Notes: Bring camping gear & creature comforts

The Voov Experience Festival is held in the depths of the German forest.

Alongside the psychedelic trance and progressive techno is an array of truly spectacular visual displays. This year, there will be 3D projections and a kaleidoscope of colors through a unique form of water projection. They also have a legendary laser show that lures you into a surreal world of light.

A market street will be set up with delicious food from around the world as well as clothes, jewelry, artwork, and “some special surprises.”

This is an epic festival, and if you’re looking for one of the best psychedelic light shows accompanied by psytrance, this is the place to be.

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Psy-Fi Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Experimental, Hi-Tech, DnB, & More
  • Organizer: Psy-Fi Team
  • Dates: TBA
  • Cost: TBA
  • Location: TBA
  • Notes: Festival is not confirmed, but more information should follow soon

Psy-Fi is a psychedelic festival featuring psytrance and other techno genres. It’s held in the Netherlands — Europe’s “soft-drug capital.” Previous years have been good, with five stages featuring a variety of psychedelic and chillout genres.

Unfortunately, the Dutch Court revoked Psy-Fi’s permit last year, and they’re fighting to get the permit back for this year. The festival has historically been met with backlash from the government because “it promotes the use of psychedelic substances” — something the Dutch government wants to avoid considering their relaxed drug laws.

The festival hasn’t been confirmed for this year, but the Psy-Fi team and its lawyers are working hard to bring the popular festival back this year. Let’s hope they make it happen.

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Rainbow Serpent Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, Dub, Reggae, Chill
  • Organizer: Rainbow Serpent
  • Dates: TBA
  • Cost: TBA
  • Location: Lexton, Australia — exact location shared with ticket-holders
  • Notes: Multi-day camping event — bring tents & supplies.

The Rainbow Serpent Festival has been running for over 23 years and is one of the biggest psychedelic festivals in Australia. Due to Covid, the last festival was in 2019, but it’s back this year.

This festival grew from a small gathering of friends to a cast of thousands of people celebrating life, music, art, and culture. It takes place in the town of Lexton, where the local Pyrenees community and the traditional landowners welcome the organizers and festival goers. Rainbow Serpent helps raise money for the local community and the environment that surrounds the festival’s location.

This year, multiple stages will host a diverse array of music, theater, influential speakers, and indigenous content. There will also be an art gallery, a live painting studio, a permaculture garden, and yoga, relaxation, and healing areas. Music genres include psytrance, techno, glitch, dub, reggae, and chill.

More information, tickets, exact location, and the lineup will be announced soon.

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Boom Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, DnB, Chill, Jazz, & More
  • Organizer: Good Mood Productions
  • Dates: July 20 – 27, 2023
  • Cost: €284
  • Location: Idanha-a-Nova lake, Portugal
  • Notes: Accommodation & bring-your-own camping available

Boom Festival — not to be confused with the UK’s Boomtown Festival — is a massive European festival located in Nova, Portugal. Boom Festival has been going since 1997, and it gets bigger, better, and more psychedelic every year.

The festival runs over seven days and is one of the biggest psytrance music festivals in history. There’s a capacity for over 50,000 people at the festival, and last year the visitor count exceeded that.

As said by one of Boom’s founders: “Boom is not only a festival, but it’s also a state of made, inspired by Oneness, Peace, Creativity, Sustainability, Transcendence, Alternative Culture, Active Participation, Evolution, and Love” — that sums the festival up pretty nicely.

It’s a biannual festival that happens over the August full moon. It’s back again this year, and the tickets are selling out fast.

This year, there will be four stages, all with different genres — psytrance, liquid DnB, techno, house, reggae, and acoustic, to name a few.

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Shambhala Music Festival 2023

  • Genre: Electronica, Techno, Trance, House, DnB, Disco, Funk, Soul, & Groove
  • Organizer: Shambhala Team
  • Dates: July 21 – 24
  • Cost: $525 – $1500
  • Location: Kootenay region, British Columbia, Canada
  • Notes: Alcohol is not allowed at Shambhala

Shambhala is the ultimate “hippy” psychedelic festival of love. Named after the spiritual kingdom of Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this festival is a hub for creativity, spirituality, love, and connection.

There is zero tolerance for alcohol at the Shambhala Music Festival. Smuggling alcohol into the venue will likely lead to removal from the event with no refund. Technically, drugs are also not permitted. However, there is a no-strings-attached drug testing tent at the festival. Here, festival-goers can get their drugs tested to ensure they’re safe for consumption.

The music at Shambhala is diverse. Disco, groove, funk, and soul during the daylight hours turn to DnB, house, techno, and trance throughout the night.

Shambhala is an epic festival with more than just music. This is a collection of like-minded people, music, art, and experiences in a beautiful natural setting.

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Burning Man 2023

  • Genre: Playa Tech
  • Organizer: Black Rock City, LLC
  • Dates: August 27 – September 04, 2023
  • Cost: $575 – $2750
  • Location: The Black Rock Desert, NV, United States
  • Notes: Tickets sell fast & increase in price as the festival draws closer

Burning Man is the pinnacle of psychedelic events. Every year, tens of thousands of like-minded people gather together in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to indulge in art, expression, creativity, and tribal activities.

Burning Man isn’t really about the music; it’s more of a traditional “spiritual” gathering about self-expression and the rejection of capitalism and corporatism. However, the sound of Burning Man is “Playa Tech” — a genre of tech house that’s tribal, spiritual, and trance-inducing.

Burning Man is essentially a tribal city that pops up once a year for people dedicated to celebrating cultural differences, creativity, self-expression, and knowledge while releasing social stigma.

Find out more about the origins and meaning behind it at the Burning Man website.

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Coachella 2023

  • Genre: Multi-Genre
  • Organizer: Goldenvoice
  • Dates: April 14 – 16, 2023
  • Cost: $550 – $1100
  • Location: Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA, United States
  • Notes: This festival is incredibly popular — tickets sell out quickly

Everyone has heard of Coachella. This popular music festival features some massive headliners and hundreds of artists performing a range of different genres. There are eight stages in total — all with different music, vibes, and displays.

It’s not just music at Coachella; there are loads of other activities available at the venue. There are several activities tents with classic games, video games, dance competitions, and more. There’s a camp lounge where you can hang out, chill, and charge up your electronics. There’s an art studio where festival-goers can get creative, lots of food and drink vendors, yoga, fitness, healing workshops, a big Ferris wheel, and so much more.

There’s a reason this festival is so popular. It’s full of great activities, features psychedelic light shows, and displays a diverse variety of music genres. There are plenty of prominent artists on the lineup this year, and the Coachella festival always has a relaxed “hippy” vibe.

Tickets sell out fast and rise in price as time goes on.

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Lollapalooza 2023

  • Genre: Hip-Hop, Techno, Alternative Rock, & More
  • Organizer: C3
  • Dates: August 03 – 06, 2023
  • Cost: $125 – $5000
  • Location: Grant Park, Chicago, United States
  • Notes: Arrange accommodation in the city — no camping

Lollapalooza is an annual four-day music festival held in Grant Park, Chicago. It’s a little more “mainstream” than the other festivals on our list. However, the festival is popular for its alternative vibe and style, as well as the range of music genres and fantastic Chicago food.

Over 400,000 people attend Lollapalooza every year, so it’s a pretty huge festival. Due to the wide variety of music genres, the turnout of people can be incredibly diverse.

This is a great festival that brings hundreds of thousands of people together. Several big names are performing this year over the four days — check out the lineup.

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Treefort Music Festival 2023

  • Genre: Indie, Alternative Rock, Dance, Trance, Electro, Techno, & Pop
  • Organizer: Treefort Music Fest Team
  • Dates: March 22 – 26, 2023
  • Cost: $270
  • Location: Downtown Boise, ID, United States
  • Notes: Arrange accommodation in the city

Treefort Music Festival has over 460 different artists and bands playing over five days. As well as music, the festival features film, comedy, drag shows, art exhibitions, a skate park, and much more.

Multiple genres of music are at the festival, and artists will be spread over five main stages. It’s mostly an indie festival, but you’ll find alternative rock, dance, pop, trance, electro, and techno performances at the festival.

There are no camping or campgrounds at the Treefort Music Festival. It’s an urban festival that’s located in Downtown Boise, so you’ll need to organize accommodation in the city.

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Envision Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, DnB, Jungle, Reggae, Chill, & More
  • Organizer: Envision Team
  • Dates: February 27 – March 06, 2023
  • Cost: $1,199 – $2,499
  • Location: Puntarenas Province, Uvita, Costa Rica
  • Notes: Pre-book extra activities in advance

Set between the jungle and the beach in Costa Rica; the Envision festival is “the ultimate utopian jungle experience.”

This festival emphasizes the pillars of movement, spirituality, music, art, health, sustainability, and education — it’s way more than just a music festival. Five awesome stages with incredible visual displays of light, fire, and projections will be at this year’s Envision festival.

There’s so much on offer at this festival — paragliding, diving, catamaran tours, sky diving, ATV jungle tours, and a range of workshops, including healing, natural medicines, yoga, and more. If we were to write everything that’s going on at this festival, this list would be endless. Check out the Envision website for more information.

A variety of electronic music will be featured across all five stages. Expect psytrance, techno, DnB, jungle, reggae, chill, and more — this is the mother of all psychedelic festivals. It’s more of a once-in-a-lifetime experience than a typical music festival.

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Esoteric Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, DnB, House, Chill, & Much More
  • Organizer: Esoteric Team
  • Dates: March 10 – 14, 2023
  • Cost: 335 – 415 AUD
  • Location: Donald, West Victoria, Australia
  • Notes: Tickets are sold in tiers & sell out fast

Esoteric — an Australian psychedelic festival — is described by the organizers as “the ultimate psychedelic underground bush doof experience.” The organizer aims to keep this festival small. There’s a limited capacity, so the festival can remain as intimate as possible and retain its “tribe vibe.”

There are four main stages at Esoteric and two side stages. Although this festival is definitely centered around psytrance, other genres include downtempo, psybient, world, alternative, deep house, DnB, techno, minimal, glitch, progressive, and more.

Esoteric is not only a music festival. The festival has hundreds of visual art installations, light shows, fire dancers, workshops, chill-out areas, and food and drink vendors. There’s also a general store for people camping during the festival.

Due to the event’s limited capacity, tickets are selling out quickly.

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Jungle Dreaming Festival 2023

  • Genre: Multi-Genre
  • Organizer: Dream Co
  • Dates: March 17 – 19, 2023
  • Cost: $100 – $175
  • Location: Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Notes: Camping passes cost $40 extra

The Jungle Dream festival takes place in Costa Rica, deep in the jungle, for over three nights. Two multi-genre stages host a variety of music, from trance and DnB to reggae and chill.

The setting for the venue is truly stunning. The area is abundant with natural beauty. There’s a river running through the venue, along with several swimming holes and a gorgeous natural waterfall.

Expect a weekend of performance art, great food, drinks, and a series of workshops focusing on the environment, health, wellness, natural medicines, fire dance training, and much more. 100% of the festival’s proceeds are being donated to two non-profit environmental charities in Costa Rica.

If you’re interested in heading into the jungle for more than just music, this is a fantastic multi-activity and multicultural event.

Camping on-site is possible but costs an extra $40.

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Koh Pha-Ngan Full Moon Party 2023

  • Genre: Dubstep, DnB, House, Hip-Hop, Techno, Trance, Reggae, Rock, & Pop Classics
  • Organizer: Hotel Paradise
  • Dates: March 07, April 05, May 04, and June 04, 2023
  • Cost: 200 Baht (around $6)
  • Location: Haad Rin, Koh Pha-Ngan, Southeast Thailand
  • Notes: Parties are held on every full moon from March to June

Thailand is famous for its full moon parties, and the ones at Haad Rin in Ko Pha-Ngan are legendary. What started as a small party to entertain guests at the Hotel Paradise resort has become a huge festival on many people’s bucket lists.

These full moon parties run from March through April on every full moon. Entry costs only 200 Baht (around 6 USD) and can be paid upon arrival in cash. These parties are famous for being insanely lively. There’s lots of cheap alcohol, great Thai street food, and dancing non-stop until the sun rises.

Full moon parties are also famous for drug use and culture. Magic mushrooms, in particular, are commonly consumed at this festival. However, Thailand has strict drug laws, and supposedly, undercover police look for gullible tourists searching for drugs — they then want a bribe, threatening to send you to jail without one.

Be careful around psychedelics at the festival; it’s best to steer clear as a tourist.

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Transahara The Dunes: Awaken 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, Dub, Reggae, Chill
  • Organizer: Transaraha
  • Dates: May 4 – 8, 2023
  • Cost: €135 – €315
  • Location: The Dunes of Merzouga, Morocco
  • Notes: Accommodation must be booked with official hosts

The Transahara Festival is held in the Dunes of Merzouga, deep in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. The location of this event is truly magical. Being deep in the Sahara, you will need to purchase an additional “travel package” to get to the event, costing around €50 per day.

Although set in the desert, there are a few hotel accommodation options with travel links to the festivals. Luxury accommodations from €130 up to €700 per night are available. It’s essential that festival-goers book official accommodation since camping in the Sahara is prohibited.

This is a multi-stage event with genres such as psytrance, electro, techno, house, and DnB. The festival has a 1500-person capacity, so tickets sell out fast.

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Ikarus Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, DnB, House, & More
  • Organizer: Ikarus Team
  • Dates: May 26 – 29, 2023
  • Cost: €81 – €250
  • Location: Memmingen Airport, Germany
  • Notes: Comfort camping & bring-your-own camping are available

The Ikarus Festival is an open-air electronic music festival specializing in all things techno and house. It’s set on an ex-military airfield surrounded by forest.

Over 100 electro artists from many different genres will be performing over seven stages until the early hours of each morning. It’s a four-day festival with three nights of non-stop psytrance, techno, house, and DnB.

Over 200,000 square meters (around 30 soccer fields) of camping are available to ticket holders. They offer “comfort camping” in the form of rentable tipi tents, small cabins, huts, and chalets equipped with a chill area, sauna, extra water, toilets, and showers without long waiting times. There are also power connections in select accommodations.

Alongside all this, there will be plenty of food and drink vendors, as well as other creative, healing, and informative activities.

Tickets to this festival sell out quickly, and re-sale values are excessive.

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Psychedelic Experience Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno
  • Organizer: Psychedelic Experience Team
  • Dates: June 01 – 05, 2023
  • Cost: €95 – €170
  • Location: Weisin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
  • Notes: Bring camping gear & provisions

The Psychedelic Experience Festival is an open-air event held in Weisin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It’s a huge festival with a massive lineup of psychedelic trance and techno artists.

There will be two main stages and several tents with psychedelic-inspired decor. Several food and drink vendors will be present, and a large camping area with toilets and showers will be included for attendees.

Tickets are sold in phases — the longer you wait, the more expensive they get.

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Earth Garden 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Electronic, Techno, Reggae, & More
  • Organizer: Music Playground
  • Dates: June 2 – 4, 2023
  • Cost: TBA
  • Location:  Parco nazionale di Ta’ Qali, Malta
  • Notes: More information should follow soon — check the website for updates

Earth Garden is the largest alternative festival held in Malta. It’s hosted in one of the country’s most beautiful national parks (Parco nazionale di Ta’ Qali) and attracts around 25,000 people a year.

Over 100 acts from around the world perform over several stages at Earth Garden. You can expect a fusion of psychedelic trance, techno, house, electro, DnB, ska, funk, blues, reggae, alternative rock, dub, hip-hop, world music, and more.

The festival usually runs for four days with two naturally shaded campsites offered. There are also healing areas, several creative workshops, an international food court, an ethnic market, and a children’s area.

The lineup, tickets, and festival information haven’t been announced yet. However, there are dates set for this year. Stay up to date with Earth Garden by signing up for their mailing list — this way, you’ll be the first to know when tickets are available.

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WOMAD Festival 2023

  • Genre: World Music of all varieties
  • Organizer: The WOMAD Foundation
  • Dates: July 27 – 31, 2023
  • Cost: £160 – £305
  • Location: Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Notes: Canvas tents & bell tents are available for rent, or bring your own tent.

The World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) festival was founded in the 1980s by the musician Peter Gabriel. WOMAD almost financially ruined Peter Gabrial and his band Genesis. However, the festival pulled through, and it’s one of the most diverse on the planet — bringing artists to over 30 countries during its tour.

This international arts festival brings people from a variety of cultures together. Known as “the world’s festival,” it’s a place for everyone. It’s WOMAD’s 41st anniversary this year — there will be music from artists across the globe (lineup TBA), several cultural workshops, and areas for children and families.

This isn’t your typical “psychedelic” festival, but one of culture that unites people. Spiritual, open-minded, nature-oriented people will enjoy this festival.

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Indian Spirit Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, techno, & chill
  • Organizer: The Music Eggert Company
  • Dates: August 30 – September 04, 2023
  • Cost: €40 – €440
  • Location: Eldena, Germany
  • Notes: Bring your own tent or Tipi tent rental available

The Indian Spirit festival is a summer closing festival held in northern Germany. It’s a five-day event packed with psytrance and other techno genres over four stages. Turnouts are usually around 20,000 people, but there’s plenty of room for everyone to have their own space.

As well as the music, there’s entertainment in the form of tribal dancers, fire eaters, and other acts across the site. There are also food and drink vendors as well as grocery stores close to the festival that you can visit to get supplies for camp.

Bring-your-own camping and a range of other campsite accommodation options are available. You can rent camping equipment, large tipi tents, and even a portable toilet for your campsite.

Several different ticket options are available, ranging from around 40 euros for one day upwards of 400 euros for tipi camping for the full week.

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Free Earth Festival 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, Chill, & More
  • Organizer: Free Earth Fest Team
  • Dates: August 30 – September 03, 2023
  • Cost: €168 – €209
  • Location: Northern Greece — beach location disclosed to ticket holders
  • Notes: Shaded campsite, beach campsite, camp-by-car campsite included

This five-day psychedelic beach festival is held in Northern Greece by a group of “psychedelic freedom fighters” that are determined to bring the vibe back to the outdoor party scene. This is a psytrance and techno festival with two main stages and an additional stage for speakers and healers.

There will also be an art gallery, a free art/creativity area, and a healing area with meditation, gong therapy, yoga, and more. Lectures will also take place at the festival, with talks on permaculture, forest foods, psychedelic substances, plant medicines, and vegan lifestyles.

Camping on the beach, by car, or in a designated shaded area is included in the ticket price, so bring your tent. There are also beach pitches for campervans and caravans. Built-in toilets, showers, and guarded lockers are also available at the festival.

There’s a limited supply of tickets — a total of 4,000.

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Tribal Gathering 2023

  • Genre: Psytrance, Techno, Tribal
  • Organizer: GeoParadise
  • Dates: October 10 – 16, 2023
  • Cost: $230
  • Location: Panama — exact location TBA
  • Notes: Bring eclipse glasses

Tribal Gathering is an annual event that occurs in Panama. This festival is a Latin American art, music, indigeneity, and nature experience. Local tribal communities are brought together, and indigenous tribal representatives host talks on many important topics.

There will be plenty of performances, acts, indigenous rituals, workshops, and dance floors at this year’s event, but the “main event” hasn’t been set up by the organizers.

This year, on October 14, Panama will experience an annular eclipse, where the moon covers the center of the sun, leaving an annulus of light (ring of fire) surrounding it. This festival coincides with the celestial event, and the organizers have chosen the perfect spot in the highlands on the southern side of Panama to witness it.

The organizers hope to keep this festival a “family-sized” gathering, so get your tickets soon.

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